It’s time to vote for the Spotlight Awards winners from our amazing finalists!
This year’s Spotlight Awards & Auction will be at 5:30pm on September 16, 2022 at the Silver Legacy Grande Exposition Hall!
PBS Reno will recognize individuals, organizations, and businesses making a significant impact on the region. PBS Reno will be recognizing the Carano Family as the Extraordinary Philanthropists of the Year!
Extraordinary Community Group
This award recognizes an organization that has offered outstanding service, guidance, knowledge, emotional or physical support, and/or mentorship to their community. Eligible community groups must have on-the-ground operations in PBS Reno’s northern Nevada and northeastern California viewing area.
2022 FINALISTS | Extraordinary Community Group
THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF TRUCKEE MEADOWS
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is all about creating a place where every kid feels safe and connected: a place to belong and a place to become. This is that place for over 13,000 youth in 30+ locations across northern Nevada. From the transportation program offering bus rides from local schools to the Club, to their food program serving over 400,000 meals every year, the Boys and Girls Club strives to provide special, structured programming centered on its core values.
NORTHERN NEVADA HOPES
Since 1997, Northern Nevada HOPES has been on the front lines of community health, caring for those with the fewest resources and options, many of whom are living in crisis everyday. From its early days as a single-room HIV/AIDS clinic to the 38,000-square-foot community health center they are in today, HOPES continues to serve Northern Nevada’s vulnerable, overlooked, and underserved. They tackle our community’s hard problems with resolve and compassion.
Soulful Seeds is changing the way we improve food justice in the community. They operate community gardens in the middle of vulnerable communities to teach gardening and distribute food. In less than two years, Soulful Seeds has reached a milestone in reaching an Agreement with Washoe County to provide a 2-Acre farm on the "Our Place" campus for homeless, women, children, and families. If it wasn't for the community, this would never have been possible.